The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/27/2020

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The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact-checkers. (D. Van Zandt)

Claim by Donald Trump: “But what’s happened is, because of all of the cases that we find, we have a very low mortality rate, just about the best in the world.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump Falsely Says COVID-19 Surge ‘Only’ Due to Testing, Misleads on Deaths

Claim via Social Media: Are nonsurgical ear-loop masks useless at offering protection from COVID-19?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Ear Loop Masks Meant To Protect Others From Coronavirus (NOT Yourself)

Claim by Donald Trump: “You know, if you remember where we started, we had no ventilators.”

Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios

Analysis | Trump keeps saying Obama left him ‘no ventilators.’ The number is 16,660.

Claim by Clear Energy Alliance: The scientific consensus on whether global warming is human caused is not 97 percent, it’s less than 1 percent. There is no way to measure the human impact on climate change.

Climate Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Climate scientists agree that human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are primarily responsible for climate change, contrary to claims in Clear Energy Alliance video

Claim by Donald Trump: “MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES,” resulting in a “RIGGED” election.

FactCheck.org rating: Unsupported

Trump’s Shaky Warning About Counterfeit Mail-In Ballots

(International: India) Claim: Bhutan has stopped irrigation water to Indian farmers in Assam.

IndiaToday rating: Mostly false

Fact Check: Has Bhutan deliberately blocked irrigation water to Indian farmers in Assam?

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by the IFCN. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience

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